Biking in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Biking is a huge part of the culture in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers over 10 miles of road for road biking plus over 10 miles of trails for mountain biking.  Between incredible mountain biking trails, scenic roadways for road biking & cycling, and an urban greenway system for casual riding, you and your family will have a great time exploring Virginia’s Blue Ridge on two wheels.

As the Mountain Biking Capital of the East and part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Virginia’s Blue Ridge is earning a reputation as a bucket list destination for bikers from around the world.

Roanoke Mountain Adventures

(540)525-8295
806 Wasena Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015

Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided and self guided outdoor adventures for Smith Mountain Lake biking and road cycling. Our team has a passion for the outdoors and our experienced staff takes pride in making sure your outdoor adventure is a great experience. We offer guided trips, rentals and shuttles to get you out there. They will bring the bikes to our rental homes- call us for more information and your needs.

Blackwater Bike Shop

(434)385-7047
18869 Forest Road Lynchburg, VA 24502

Blackwater Bike Shop is Lynchburg’s premier destination for bikes, cycling accessories, and service.  Trail ride in Lynchburg or bring the bike to the lake.

Featured Mountain Biking Parks

The following parks are all easily accessible and offer some of the best trails for experiencing why Virginia’s Blue Ridge is such a great destination for mountain bikers.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park –  It’s earned a reputation as one of the best State Parks in Virginia. There are 13 hiking trails ranging from half a mile to three miles long. Trails meander through the park’s various features, including hardwood forests, pine forests, secluded coves and picturesque vistas. They are open year-round during daylight hours. You can mountain bike on trails or ride on the road over the interior of the parks 10 miles of road.

  • Carvins Cove – As the 2nd largest municipal park in the United States, Carvins Cove boasts 12,000 acres of forest and nearly 60 miles of mountain biking trails, including cross country singletrack, free ride downhill trails, and extensive fire roads. It’s earned a reputation as one of the premier spots for mountain biking in the country.
  • Explore Park – Located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this 1,100 acre park offers over 9 miles of mountain biking trails, as well as easy access to the Roanoke River.
  • Mill Mountain Park – It’s only a 3 mile ride from Downtown Roanoke to the epic trails located atop Mill Mountain. The park features over 10 miles of primarily intermediate and advanced trails, as well as numerous other local attractions, including the iconic Roanoke Star and multiple picnic areas.